Fully Loaded Brisket Tater Tots

Now tater tots are great by themselves but what if you loaded them up with cheese and meat? My Fully Loaded Brisket Tots are simply addictive!


For the Brisket:

  • 2 lbs beef brisket
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

For the Tater Tots:

  • 1 package frozen tater tots (about 32 oz)

For the Toppings:

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • BBQ sauce for drizzling
  • Jalapeños, sliced (optional)


  1. Prepare the Brisket:
    • Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C).
    • Mix brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a bowl.
    • Rub the brisket all over with olive oil and then with the spice mix.
    • Place the brisket in a roasting pan and cover with foil.
    • Cook for about 3 hours, or until the brisket is tender and easily shredded.
    • Once cooked, shred the brisket with two forks and set aside.
  2. Cook the Tater Tots:
    • Cook the tater tots according to the package instructions until they are crispy and golden brown.
  3. Assemble the Dish:
    • In an oven-safe dish, create a layer of cooked tater tots.
    • Top with a generous amount of shredded brisket.
    • Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the brisket and tater tots.
  4. Broil:
    • Place the dish under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Add Final Toppings:
    • Drizzle BBQ sauce over the top.
    • Add dollops of sour cream.
    • Sprinkle with chopped green onions, crumbled bacon, and sliced jalapeños (if using).
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the Fully Loaded Brisket Tater Tots hot, perfect as a main dish or a hearty appetizer.

Enjoy this decadent and satisfying dish that combines the best of smoky, tender brisket with the beloved crunch of tater tots, all topped with a range of delicious toppings.

Other great recipes:

One thought on “Fully Loaded Brisket Tater Tots

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *